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The Premier League is expected to resume next month, and the Premier League has announced an official resumption date of June 17.
The Premier League is set to resume on Wednesday, June 17, with two outstanding games – Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.
Chelsea is expected to make their comeback game that weekend with an away clash against John Terry’s Aston Villa.
Chelsea’s next five Premier League games:
Aston Villa (away)
Manchester City (home)
West Ham (away)
Crystal Palace (away)
Premier League squads have been training in small groups since last week Tuesday, but training was limited to a maximum of five player.
However, it was agreed on Wednesday this week that the next phase can now be introduced with contact once again permitted.
A statement from the Premier League confirmed: “Premier League Shareholders today voted unanimously to resume contact training, marking another step towards restarting the Premier League season, when safe to do so.
“Squads are now able to train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising any unnecessary close contact.
“The Premier League’s priority is the health and wellbeing of all participants. Strict medical protocols are in place to ensure the training ground is the safest environment possible and players and staff will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice a week.
“Stage Two of the Return to Training protocol has been agreed following consultation with clubs, players, managers, the PFA, LMA and the Government. Discussions are ongoing as work continues towards resuming the season, when conditions allow.”